By Huw Jones
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's financial watchdog is proposing to crack down on the billion-pound market for "add on" insurance that people often buy unknowingly when they pu...
Sydney woman Leeza Ormsby remains uncharged and locked up in a Bali police cell, one month after being arrested at the scene of a drug raid.
Paris (AFP) - A French court on Tuesday threw out a plea by Nicolas Sarkozy against the seizure of his diaries by judges probing a corruption case, in what has the potential to harm his chances of a political comeback.
Taipei (AFP) - A Taiwanese military intelligence officer who fled to Britain and unsuccessfully sought asylum was given a ten-month suspended jail sentence for desertion Tuesday.
Beijing (AFP) - Officials at China's rubber-stamp parliament are calling on seemingly planted foreign journalists to ask soft questions in an apparent bid to appear open to independent scrutiny, provoking grumbles after a similar controversy two years ago.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economic growth quickened slightly in the three months to the end of February and is on course to recover its pre-recession peak over the course of this year, a leading ec...
Madrid (AFP) - Dressed in mourning black, Spaniards commemorated Tuesday their country's deadliest peacetime attack, a decade to the day since Al-Qaeda-inspired bombers blew up four packed commuter trains and killed 191 people.
Simferopol (Ukraine) (AFP) - Ukraine's Crimea peninsula voted on Tuesday for full independence from Ukraine in preparation for a referendum to join Russia while France threatened sanctions against Moscow as early as this week.
By Silvia Aloisi and Gianluca Semeraro
MILAN (Reuters) - UniCredit
Kabul (Afghanistan) (AFP) - A gunman shot dead a Swedish-British journalist at close range in central Kabul on Tuesday in an unexplained daylight murder that shocked foreign residents living in a city on high alert ahead of elections.
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Two suspect men who flew on a missing Malaysian airliner appear to have been Iranian illegal immigrants, officials said Tuesday, lessening fears of terrorism but doing little to unlock the agonising riddle of what has befallen the plane's 239 passengers and crew.
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